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V For Vendetta: The FanEdit
What is it about? Terrorist, Madman or Murderer, whatever you call him, he is forcing change and giving people hope. This FanEdit is an attempt to create a Film Version which is more in keeping with the Original Graphic Novel.
Tagline: This is England. After a nuclear war that leaves the planet ravaged, Fascism has become the force that rules our lives. Freedom is obsolete. FATE, the corrupt ruling power will stop at nothing to consolidate its power and emasculate its people. Terrorist, Madman or Murderer, whatever you call him; He is forcing change! Yet what is one man against the might of the political machine? We call him V and he gives us hope.
Name - V For Vendetta: The FanEdit
Original Film - V For Vendetta
Film Studio - Warner Bros.
Editing - Mollo
Original Film Release - April 2006
FanEdit Release - 1st May 2008 (V.3 May 2009)
Original Runtime - 132 min
New Runtime - 142 min
DVD Features: Double Layer PAL DVD. Menu, Scene Selection, Trailers, Interview & Info.
AVI version 1.5 GB
V For Vendetta
It Happened Here
Conceptual Improvements /advancements of edit over original
I love the Graphic Novel V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd but the film though visually striking was a real cop-out.
This FanEdit is an attempt to create a Film Version which is more akin to the Graphic Novel.
Life after a Nuclear War on the scale depicted by the Graphic Novel is virtually impossible but I have re-introduced this idea. I have also erased any mention of America as it was destroyed in the conflict. I have also changed the political landscape of the film which depicted authoritarian conservatism to the original concept of Nation Socialism. Evey is no longer a yuppie television PA. I have cut all scenes with Deitich (Stephen Fry) and Rockwood (the expository V in disguise) as they were not in the Graphic Novel (and are awful).
I hope I have made V more mysterious with cuts to his more simplistic Hollywood-ish dialogue and his overt "I am mad" acting. I have also changed V's motivation for imprisoning Evey, which in the film is hate, to the appreciation and realization of real freedom. This has now become a profound and bonding experience between Evey and V as it was in the original Graphic Novel. Evey now does not leave V. I have also changed the timeline of the film to reflect more closely that of the Graphic Novel. Finally I have changed the ending to leave a sense of ambiguity about England's future by the removal of the seriously contrived machine-like people in V Costumes.
What I hope I have done with this FanEdit is invoke the spirit, depth and excitement of the original Graphic Novel but I will let you be the judge of that.
This FanEdit was inspired by Alan Moore.
1. New: Opening Montage of Nuclear War
2. New: Scenes of London after the War
3. New: Scenes of Birth of National Socialism in Britain
4. Cut: Guy Fawkes prologue/Flashback
5. Cut: Evey's Narration
6. New: Opening Title
7. New: Part One Title Card
8. Cut: Evey and V dressing
9. Cut: V's 'mad' acting after killing the finger men
10. Cut: Evey's inane responses and some unnecessary lines by V
11. Cut: Evey from the Television Tower
12. Shadow Gallery: Cut references to TV tower and mazing Dominic
13. Split: Prothero Shower Scene with Finch Scenes
14. Shadow Gallery Kitchen: Cut Evey asking V about blowing Up Parliament. (V is not so direct or simple)
15. New Montage: (To give V some mystery and show Prothero in Uniform for the first time)
16. Shadow Gallery Library: Cut some of Evey's Dialogue about her family and images of a more liberal political climate (leaflets)
17. Cut: Evey betraying V to Bishop (as it does not make any logical sense)
19. Cut: Cready's remarks about TV Tower
20. New: Part Two Title Card
21. New: Position of Television Broadcast/Attack/Evey Removed
22. Removed: All Stephen Fry scenes
23. Cut: Some of Valerie's seriously affected and sibilant dialogue (if only I could have got another actress to re-dub this)
24. Cut: Valerie's mention of America
25. Shadow Gallery: Cut some lines so now V is less apologetic about imprisoning Evey
26. Shadow Gallery: Cut V's "Hate! yes thats it!" line (as it completely misses the point!) and the mention of Stephen Fry
27. Shadow Gallery Roof: Rearranged and added shots
28. New: Part Three Title Card
28. Cut: Evey Leaving
29. Cut: V Crying
30. New Scene: Evey and V dance (as in the Graphic Novel)
31. Cut: Scenes of V as old-man informer (expository dialogue and a completely unnecessary movie invention)
31. Television Reporting: Cut American Civil War item
32. Added and Rearranged Shots of Finch explaining the plot (to be more like an Acid Trip)
33. Cut: Metal body armour (Ideas are bullet proof!)
34. Cut: Troops & V costumed populous
35. Cut: Evey's final narration
36. Added: New Partial Credits & New Music
Numerous cuts and additions were made that are not listed.
1. As continuity goes, the bump on Evey's head can be attributed to the attack by the finger men in an earlier scene.
2. During V's broadcast, the timeline is compromised in one sentence. This has now been corrected in V.3
http://rapidshare.com/files/236688650/V ... rs_Art.zip
Maybe downloadable from Fanedit.info